5 to 7

5 to 7

Victor Levin (2014)

93min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A struggling New York writer (Anton Yelchin) finds a new perspective on life when he begins an affair with a married French woman (Bérénice Marlohe) who is only free between the hours of five and 7pm. Sitting somewhere between a soppy romantic comedy and a Woody Allen film, this debut written and directed by Mad Men producer Victor Levin makes no pretension to realism - which is exactly why it is so enjoyable. Yelchin is an affable lead, wandering naively into an unorthodox arrangement with Marlohe, who plays the kind of beguiling siren that only seems to exist in movies. Meanwhile, the script's lack of subtlety is forgiveable in such an unashamedly romantic setting, and the film's moments of sweeping whimsy are punctuated by hilarious appearances from Glenn Close and Frank Langella as Yelchin's bickering parents. Filmed in soft focus and with a swooning soundtrack, 5 to 7 is a glorious Manhattan fairy tale, possessing enough charm to gloss over its flaws.

Summary

A young aspiring writer falls in love with the wife of a French diplomat, after meeting her outside a Manhattan hotel. They begin meeting regularly and begin an affair - but she is only able to see him for two hours every day. As the relationship grows deeper, they are both tempted to give up everything in their lives for each other. Romantic drama, starring Berenice Marlohe, Anton Yelchin and Glenn Close.

Cast & Crew

Brian Bloom Anton Yelchin
Arielle Pierpont Bérénice Marlohe
Jane Hastings Olivia Thirlby
Valéry Pierpont Lambert Wilson
Sam Bloom Frank Langella
Arlene Bloom Glenn Close
Jonathan Galassi Eric Stoltz
Kiva Bloom Jocelyn DeBoer
Director Victor Levin
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Other Information

Language: English, FrenchColourGuidance: Swearing, sexual references.
Drama